Volunteer for the Norwegian Festival of Literature!

Join us in creating the largest literature festival in the Nordic region!

Do you want to be part of an engaging and creative environment? Do you want to experience exciting festival events and meet new people from all over the world? Then you should volunteer at the Norwegian Festival of Literature!

As a volunteer at the festival, you will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities and events. For example, you can help with ticket sales, decorate stages and public spaces, or document the festival on social media.

But the best thing about being a volunteer at the Norwegian Literature Festival is the social aspect. You will work alongside other enthusiastic volunteers and have the opportunity to meet new people from around the world. We guarantee plenty of laughter and good vibes!

You will also have free access to the festival’s events and performances when you’re not working. That means you can attend some of the best literary events, meet new authors, and experience literature in a whole new way.

Become part of the team behind one of Norway’s most exciting festivals and experience literature up close. As a volunteer, you will have a unique experience that will last a lifetime!

If you need to get in touch before registering, you can send an email to mari@litteraturfestival.no.


The earlier you register as a volunteer, the greater the chance of being assigned to the group you want! If you have volunteered with us before, you should have already received an email from us on how to re-register.


What jobs can I have?

We have a variety of different groups:

  • Venue Groups
  • Marketing
  • Visibility and Decoration
  • Volunteer Café
  • Transport
  • Photography
  • Press and Social Media
  • Backstage Hosting
  • Olsenbanden (setup and cleanup)
  • Festival Office

What benefits do I get as a volunteer?

  • News before everyone else
  • Volunteer pass
  • Practice in cultural work and certificate if you wish
  • Networking opportunities
  • Parties and gatherings for volunteers
  • Free admission to Literature House Lillehammer’s events throughout the year
  • Volunteer café with simple and good food during the festival
  • For group leaders: Meal vouchers for selected restaurants during the festival

In addition, there will be various discounts and benefits negotiated annually. More information about this will be provided later.

What is expected of me as a volunteer?

    12 hours or 5-6 shifts, but this varies depending on which group you are in and what tasks you have. However, there should be some correlation between working hours and the benefits you receive. We expect you to show up for scheduled shifts and to inform us if you cannot attend.

    How much do I need to know about literature?

      There are no requirements for literary knowledge to be a volunteer – everyone can join!